Abdominal acupuncture was invented by Zhiyun Bo and is practiced widely throughout China as an effective method of treatment for many clinical conditions, including but not limited too: muscular-skeletal disorders, arthritis, lumbar pain and sciatic neuralgia, hypertension, and disorders of the nervous system.
It is a very safe and gentle method of needling that is easily accepted by patients. It utilises both acupuncture points from the Abdominal Meridian System (AMS) and newly discovered acu-points. 1)
Abdominal acupuncture is a specialist style of acupuncture which uses requires the needles to be inserted into the abdomen. It is understood that and by selecting specific points diseases relating to either internal organs or the limbs can be treated. This style of acupuncture has become popular in China over recent years and is now spreading overseas. It only requires a small number of needles to be placed in the abdomen at a very shallow depths, greatly reducing any discomfort patients may experience. This has made it very popular with patients and practitioners alike.
Abdominal Meridian System (AMS); what is it?
The AMS is a network of meridian acupoints governed by the Shénquè system. The system regulates the distribution of Qi and Blood to the whole body. By puncturing specific acupoints on the abdomen, the Shénquè system can be employed to correct disharmonies and achieve a holistic balance.
There are three different levels of puncturing depth. Unlike the standard levels of Heaven, Man and Earth used in the “Jing Lou” system – as it is associated with the middle level –, which are used to treat various disorders, each level has its own functional mechanism and therapeutic effect.Acupressure points are shown in this movie for those who want to help themselves. Abdominal Acupressure
Shénquè [CV8/Ren8], the center of the system
Acupuncture needles are applied to the AMS, with the acupoint Shénquè [CV8/Ren8] at its centre. Varying the degree of penetration depth can dramatically alter the therapeutic outcome.
In contrast to conventional techniques — which occasionally are poorly tolerated by patients — this procedure is rather painless. It is safer — due to superficial needle penetration –, much shallower than conventional techniques, and it is fast acting: it can achieve therapeutic results almost instantaneously, and thus, is also know as the “miracle therapy”. 2)
This high level of efficacy is explained in the paper: ‘The importance of the acupoints Shénquè in the study of the Abdominal Acupuncture”.
In this paper, four main criteria are established:
- The acupoint Shénquè [CV8/Ren8] at the embryological stage, has formed the cornerstone of all the macroscopic regulation of the body.
- It forms the mother-system of all the meridians in the body known as the Shénquè [CV8/Ren8] system or “AMS”.
- The Shénquè system is also responsible for the Qì (communication) between the meridians, the auto regulation of blood vessels and therefore the body’s circulation.
- It also acts as the core centre of the Meridian System.
We use a variety of acupoints located on the abdomen. They include points on the Ren (CV), Stomach and Kidney meridians aswell as new points on the new system, which I discovered during my twenty years of research. 3)
What Conditions can Abdominal Acupuncture Treat?
Abdominal Acupuncture can be used to treat all the disorders that traditional acupuncture treats (see WHO list) It is particularly affective with Osteo-muscular-articular disorders such as stiff neck, Vertebral spondylopathy, backache, sciatica, disc prolapse etc., frozen shoulder, R.S.I tendonitis & Rheumatoid arthritis.
Abdominal Acupuncture also treats cerebro vascular disorders including senile dementia, thrombosis haemiplegia (stroke), parkinsons etc. Cardiac problems, high blood pressure. Disturbances of the nervous system such as anxiety, depression, stress, headaches dizziness and neuritis can also be treated effectively.
Abdominal Acupuncture can also treat Ear nose & throat problems such as sinusitis, Glaucoma, cataracts degeneration of the retina. Diabetic neuritis is also treated very well with abdominal acupuncture.